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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Store de force: Kapok

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 10:40pm by Christopher Dewolf

    ... Christopher DeWolf Launched in 2006 by former investment banker Arnault Castel, the brand has grown from one store to become a mini design empire, writes Christopher DeWolf Kapok Why "Kapok"? "It's the name of a tall tree that provides a home for other plants and animals, and that's what we want to do for people here- give them a place where they can meet ...

  2. Local designers get shelf space in new Kapok outlet

    Posted Jan 18th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen It was two celebrations in one last Thursday. Arnault Castel (below) threw open the doors of his second Kapok store, selling cool knick-knacks and gifts, on Sun Street in Wan Chai. The shop also hosted a launch party for local graphic design studio Whitespace's new Greyscale line of stationery. 'When ...

  3. Never mind the kapoks- but do stand by for Typhoon Lion Rock

    Posted Nov 27th 2005, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Thailand has rejected Hong Kong's suggestion of 'Kapok' for the name of a typhoon- because it sounds like a Thai slang word for an intimate part of the male ... 'Delegates from Thailand rejected Kapok because they thought it sounds like another word in Thai, which refers to something bad and indecent,' the Hong Kong Observatory's senior scientific ...

  4. Typhoons blowing through HK may be named Tai chi, Kapok

    Posted May 25th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Tai chi and Kapok may soon be the names of tropical cyclones blowing through Hong Kong, if they are accepted by the UN's international Typhoon Committee. The terms ... was nominated eight times, while Kapok won nine nominations. Student Jacklynn Chan, 24, who was one of the winners awarded a certificate and trophy yesterday, said he chose tai chi because ...

  5. Character and price key to Kapok hotel survival

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Resources, through its property development arm China Resources (Shenzhen), started its Hotel Kapok boutique hotel chain in Shenzhen the outlook is promising. 'We have invested 100 million yuan in Kapok Shenzhen and it has made a profit since the first year of operation,' China Resources (Shenzhen) vice-general manager Yu Linkang said. 'The occupancy at Kapok Shenzhen is always ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOR MEN

    The goods

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 12:30am by Abid Rahman

    ... what's cool, what looks good and what works, you may as well as just make it yourself. That's what the guys at Kapok, Hong Kong's hipster emporium, have started doing: creating a line ... in a variety of colours and patterns, some with and some without the new Kapok insignia. Kapok is at 5 St Francis Yard, Wan Chai, tel: 2549 9254. 3.  Another Dre, another dollar From one doctor who ...

  7. Shop talk for designers and artists

    Posted Feb 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak Lifestyle-and-gift store Kapok hosted a party to celebrate its second shop, in Sun Street, Wan Chai. The occasion also saw local graphic studio Whitespace preview a line ... included Whitespace founder Danielle Huthart, Kapok owner Arnault Castel, Davena Mok, Marika Nanni, Jarl Borthwick, Rachel Bourke and Richard Dobson. ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOR MEN

    The goods

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:36am by Abid Rahman

    ... love the studied simplicity of the Weekender in safari green canvas with leather trim (right; HK$4,300). Mismo is available from Kapok, 3 Sun Street, Wan Chai, tel: 2520 0114. 4.  The comeback ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOR MEN

    The goods

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:17pm

    ... and the rather delectable low white leather Achilles style trainer with camo-pattern sole (right; HK$3,700). Common Projects is available at Kapok, 5 St Francis Yard, Wan Chai, tel: 2549 9254. 4. Going ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Something new: Gestalten publishing house's pop-up store

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 10:28pm by Andrea Chen

    ... however, it launched its first pop-up in the city, at Kapok, the design-savvy concept store in Wan Chai, affording lovers of high-end art and design publishing a proper slice of the Gestalten ... Dieter Rams. And besides the books, art prints from the newly published A Map of the World, Gestalten tote bags and a range of stationery are available. "Kapok was the ideal partner to team ...




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